Though she wields her shears with remarkable precision, stylist Jessica Bostock possesses a gift that?s arguably more important: her ability to perfectly match her clients with their preferred styles. Jessica sets up shop at Angell Salon & Spa, where she begins every cut, coloring, and styling service with a consultation that illuminates the demands of her clients and the mood rings to which they are enslaved.
From the outside, Blades Salon and Spa looks like a dream home. Impeccably landscaped shrubbery frames its front doors and tall windows, and a fountain sends ripples through the flower-accented pond in the front yard. The greenery continues in the back of the house, where trees and plants circle another small pond, a popular spot where local pyrotechnicians cool off after starting a shirtsleeve fire.
Inside this idyllic setting, experienced stylists cater to clients' hair needs, whether customers are looking for a fashionable cut and color or hair-replacement services for adults and children. As part of their commitment to helping clients look and feel their best, staffers partner with Locks of Love, using donated hair to create top-quality hair prosthetics for children dealing with long-term hair loss due to medical issues.
Beauty comes in all forms. At Lotus Spa, beauty isn't only reserved for the clients who come in for classic and specialty spa services, including waxing and threading. It is also extended to the exquisite crystal chandeliers, intricately designed copper ceiling tiles and richly colored baroque textiles that decorate the spa.
Soft lighting soothes clients as aestheticians scrub bodies with exfoliating mixtures of sugar and oil or pamper clients with a Lotus Fusion massage—a combination of deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy styles. Aestheticians brighten complexions with three kinds of chemical peels designed to melt away layers of dead skin and old Halloween masks absorbed into the skin.
Amid earth-toned walls and posters of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, the stylists at Persona Hair Salon and Spa concentrate on gussying up their clients and carving out an oasis of relaxation. Haircuts, coloring treatments, and mani-pedis give customers a fresh look, and relaxation blossoms inside private massage rooms. There, therapists conduct Swedish and sports massages, soothing aches and working out tension. Persona tops off its services with reiki treatments, facials, and waxing services.
Many of the nails that emerge from Younique Soul Nail Bar sport dazzling designs—intricate swirls of glittery gemstones, vibrant gel flowers of fuchsia and gold, white rays slicing through azure backdrops. Others are decorated more subtly, with smart white French tips or sleek red acrylics. The nail salon’s expert technicians tailor their manicure, pedicure, and foot-massage services to accommodate each client’s unique style and schedule.